In the age of Swedish minimalism and the cold, hard-edged brushed aluminium of Apple, wooden office accessories often make a warm, welcome change. We’ve found some wooden pieces that are beautifully functional, exquisitely designed, and that work by themselves, or compliment modern minimalist set-up.
THE WOODEN CALENDAR
Designed by Qaaim Goodwin, this is a wooden calendars that is operated by a series of ruler like sliders. The calendar can be used either horizontally or vertically, and unlike conventional paper calendars, this calendar can be used perpetually. For us, the beauty not only lies in the unconventional yet simple design, but the little touches, like the modern typography fused with the traditional warmth of wood.
AKITA WOODEN CEDAR CUPS
Coffee is an integral part of every working person’s life, but not many people would probably pay attention to the cup it comes out of. Certainly, a wooden mug might elicit nothing more than an eye-brow raise…unless they look like this. We don’t know much more apart from the fact they’re designed by Yukio Hashimoto, but we’re pretty sure rich, dark chocolate would taste extra good in these mugs.
We saved the best for last. This is a Wooden Lightbulb. Designed by Ryosuke Fukusada, this looks like its carved out of a solid block of wood, it’s actually a thin wooden shell which hides a bunch of low-heat, power-efficient LEDs. While this isn’t in mass production and may unfortunately remain a concept, we would love to get our hands on some and outfit out office with it.